Cultural Communication Values and Intercultural Communication Challenges Paper – Rough Draft

Question Description

Select a culture to research throughout the semester.

This first paper will analyze what you find out about the culture 1) from depictions of the cultural group in U.S. media and 2) from academic journals or scholarly references explaining the communication/values of the cultural group.

Write 1,000-1,250 words in response to the following:

  1. Compare and contrast the concepts of stereotyping and ethnocentrism.
  2. Find two concrete examples that show how the cultural group you are studying is stereotypically represented by local and/or national media in the U.S. (This could include Comic Strips, Newspaper Articles, Advertisements, TV Shows, etc.).
  3. Compare and contrast these media stereotypes with research about the culture communication value orientations (pick two value dimensions from the list provided below, describe the value dimension, explain what research findings say about your culture in relation to these values, and give illustrations of how this is expressed in their communication).
    1. High vs. low-context
    2. High vs. low power-distance
    3. Individualism vs. collectivism
    4. High vs. low uncertainty avoidance
    5. Polychronic vs. monochronic
    6. Femininity vs. masculinity
    7. Long-term vs. short-term
    8. Indulgence vs. restraint
  4. Using academic sources, explain how mass-mediated stereotypes may affect communication between you and a member of this cultural group.

You will turn this paper into 2 places by the deadline (Day 7): 1) submit it into the assignment dropbox, and 2) post it into the MAIN FORUM under the folder your instructor sets up. (Your final draft of this assignment will be due by Day 7 of Topic 3.)

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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Final Answer

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The African-American Culture and Intercultural Communication Challenges
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In a society where different cultures co-exist, there is bound to be lots of
misunderstandings, judgements, and biases. Two main factors have contributed to this kind of
situation are ethnocentrism and stereotyping (Ryan et al., 2007). Ethnocentrism refers to the
tendency of an individual to belittle other people’s culture, creating a notion that his own
culture is superior to others. Ethnocentric people usually judge others in comparison to their
own, usually on the basis of language, customs, religion, and behaviour. In turn, stereotyping
refers to a widely accepted idea about certain behaviours to depict an entire group as a whole,
which may be true or false. While this may be universally existent, the similarity in
ethnocentricity and stereotyping lies in the fact that they have gained more negative
connotation than the positive, especially in recent times. The difference is that stereotypes do
not necessarily exhibit superiority to other people, and can sometimes share different
Over a long time, the African American culture has been depicted in several ways
which do not necessarily bank on their strengths by both the local and national media. In
showing this evidence, this paper will give examples both from the historical and modern
perspective. Historically, one of the most prominent stereotypes is depicted during the
Minstrel shows performed in the 1830’s where white actors used shoe polish and burnt cork
to ‘blacken’ their faces. These performers were dressed in tattered clothing to depict AfricanAme...

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